Almost Classic Pork Fried Rice

Reprinted from the book The Food Lover's Healthy Habits Cookbook by Cooking Light. Copyright © 2012 by Time Home Entertainment Inc. Pub

Almost Classic Pork Fried Rice

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    2 tablespoons peanut oil or olive oil, divided 1 large egg
    1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided 3 tablespoons mirin (sweet rice wine)
    1/2 pound boneless loin pork chop, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 3 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
    1/2 cup chopped carrot 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
    1/2 cup chopped celery 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    1/2 cup chopped green onion bottoms (white part) 2 cups fresh bean sprouts
    2 tablespoons minced garlic 1/4 cup canned diced water chestnuts, rinsed and drained
    2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger 1 cup sliced green onion tops
    3 cups cooked, chilled long-grain brown rice


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    • 1

      Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon peanut oil to pan; swirl to coat. Sprinkle 1⁄8 teaspoon salt over pork. Add pork to pan; sauté. 2 minutes or until browned on all sides. Remove pork from pan. Add carrot and celery to pan; sauté. 2 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Add carrot mixture to pork.

    • 2

      Add remaining 1 tablespoon peanut oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add green onion bottoms, garlic, and ginger; cook 15 seconds, stirring constantly. Add rice, stirring well to coat rice with oil; cook, without stirring, 2 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Stir rice mixture, and cook without stirring, 2 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Make a well in center of rice mixture. Add egg; stir-fry 30 seconds or until softscrambled, stirring constantly.

    • 3

      Return pork mixture to pan. Stir in mirin, and cook 1 minute or until mirin is absorbed. Stir in remaining 3⁄8 teaspoon salt, soy sauce, sesame oil, and pepper. Remove from heat, and stir in bean sprouts and water chestnuts. Sprinkle with green onion tops.

    nutritional information

    6.5 g
    12.4 g
    Saturated Fat:
    2.6 g
    79 mg
    49.3 g
    21 g
    2.4 mg
    627 mg
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